We’ll find out if George Zimmerman will be tried and/or convicted for shooting an unarmed teen named Trayvon Martin. We already know he’s gotten off to a bad start by misleading the court, leading the judge to say that Zimmerman was going to jump bail with other people’s money and “Trayvon Martin is the only male whose youth is relevant to this case.”
Now we have something else that may not play well in the court of public opinion, via HuffPo:
A woman with close ties to George Zimmerman and his family told investigators that members of Zimmerman’s family were boastfully proud racists and that for more than a decade Zimmerman sexually molested her.
“It started when I was six,” the woman told investigators during an interview on the morning of March 20. “We’d all lay in front of the TV and we had pillows and blankets and he would reach under the blankets and try to do things and I would try to push him off but he was bigger and stronger and older,” the woman said, audibly weeping in the Florida State Attorney’s Office interview recording released Monday. “It was in front of everybody and I don’t know how I didn’t say anything, I just didn’t know any better.”
This went on, allegedly, for 13 years, from when she was six years old until she was nineteen.
“It’s not just me that he did these things to,” she said. The witness said that she talked to another woman who she claims was also molested by Zimmerman, but would not come forward.
Several news sources are reporting that she is a relative of the Zimmermans.
The woman has also claimed that Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin because he was black. She is the second person who suggested Zimmerman family members “harbored negative racial views.”
Since it’s important to use the word “allegedly” when discussing legal matters, let it be on the record that I am allegedly sickened.
HuffPo has audio of the witness here.